June 3rd Podcasts, Pictures & Thank Yous

You’ve heard us say it before, but that’s only because it’s true. Each time we step back into WGN’s 18th floor Studio A for another “radio drive-by” it seems the show is over before we know it and June 3rd continued that tradition.

Fortunately, we live in a world with podcasts, so we can rewind and answer the question “Did we really say that?”

So, to answer that question and for those of you who either missed the show or would like to listen again, we’ll share the podcasts with you in this space.

But, before we get to the show itself, we’d like to take a second or three to thank a few of our, mostly, unheard and unseen friends who were nice enough to set the table for us as we slid back into your speakers.

Two long time friends from WGN radio’s engineering department, Krista Flores and Adam Phillips, along with helping us remember which buttons to push, were hard at work keeping the big plug in place and making sure we didn’t knock the station off the air. Our producer, Ben Anderson, who was fresh off editing the 40th Anniversary broadcast of WGN Radio for it’s 100th Anniversary replay and is one of the best we’ve worked with, made sure we didn’t veer too far off course during our 4 hour journey.

They deserve a HUGE round of applause.

We’ll wait.

Thank you!

The views from WGN radio’s studio A are always spectacular so, along with the podcasts, here’s a bit of a look at what we were looking at.

Looking east toward Lake Michigan.
Looking northwest as the sun is starting to set.
And here’s the view from Steve’s control board position. BTW, that’s producer Ben Anderson on the other side of the glass.

Now then, about those podcasts …

If you’d like to hear our report on Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee from “Chicago’s Royal Watcher” and multiple Emmy Award winner, Fred Weintraub, just click this link.

We had so much fun talking with Chicago’s incendiary blues queen, Joanna Connor, about headlining this years Chicago Blues Fest, her terrific new album and a whole lot more. If you’d like to listen, just click here.

Ron Romero, Founder & Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 previewed the museum’s 2nd Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. You’ll find that link right here.

One of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees for the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum, the man behind The Ides Of March and many other incredible musical adventures, the multi-talented, Grammy winning, Jim Peterik shared his thoughts on being inducted. Our conversation with Jimbo is linked here.

Consumer Guide Automotive’s Publisher, Tom Appel joined us with a recap of some of the best new vehicles he sampled at the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s spring rally. Point your browser right here to hear that conversation, which includes much more than you ever thought you’d find out about The Beatles and Cadillac horns.

And finally …

Rather than listening to individual segments, if you just feel like kicking back for a while … here’s a link to the unedited show.

That’s a wrap from us … for now.

As always, thanks for hanging out with us. We never take your friendship for granted.

Stay safe,

Steve & Johnnie


About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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4 Responses to June 3rd Podcasts, Pictures & Thank Yous

  1. Linda Sue Johnson says:

    WGN Radio is full of excellent people who do excellent work unlike any other radio station…iow there is no one else like you…you are one of a kind. And S&J proves it with every show. Thank you for your effort that livens the night-time airwaves. IOW, you two are like chocolate…I love each serving but I always want more!!!!!

  2. Rita Zaluzec says:

    Love when you are on!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. rp1943 says:

    That show tossed me right back into the good old days of the two of you on my radio every night.  It was fun from beginning to end.  Since I do live in Florida, it did keep me up a bit past my bedtime, but in a very welcome way.  Thank you and God Bless you for keeping the dream alive. Reenie

  4. lissakeywest66 says:

    Thanks Steve and Johnnie. Great entertainment and variety as usual.

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